[ISHMap-List] Ebeling and/or Sotzmann manuscript maps

John Day jeanjour at comcast.net
Fri Apr 17 15:44:20 CEST 2015

I forwarded Jay’s email to current and former Harvard Map Library staff this morning, so they could reply.

Take care,
John Day
Pres, Boston Map Society

> On Apr 17, 2015, at 09:25, Joel Kovarsky <joel at theprimemeridian.com> wrote:
> Jay
> I do not have a precise answer but Christophe Ebeling was the one who commissioned Sotzmann, and the former's collection was purchased and donated to Harvard in 1818, forming the beginnings of their map collection (http://oasis.lib.harvard.edu/oasis/deliver/~hou02444 <http://oasis.lib.harvard.edu/oasis/deliver/~hou02444>). They have engraved images online, but you might ask them if they have any of the manuscript maps. Maybe someone on this list will have a direct answer (and I would be curious myself).
>        Joel
> On 4/16/15 4:52 PM, Jay L wrote:
>> On this web page http://hcl.harvard.edu/libraries/maps/history.cfm <http://hcl.harvard.edu/libraries/maps/history.cfm>
>> Ebeling enlisted the aid of geographer Daniel Friederich Sotzmann to compile and draft maps for an Atlas von Nordamerika. While 18 maps were drawn, only 10 were actually published...
>> Does anyone know if those 18 manuscript maps survive? 
>> Thanks for your help.
>> -- 
>> Jay Lester
>> Chapel Hill, NC
>> North Carolina Map Blog <http://blog.ncmaps.org/>
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